Seeking to expand its UK telephone network, Bell Cablemedia has signed Northern Telecom (Nortel) to supply it with advanced technology and support services for the next five years. The agreement is valued at $100 million.
Under the terms of the deal, Bell Cablemedia will use Nortel?s new synchronous digital hierarchy equipment to expand its UK telephone business. The equipment will enable Bell Cablemedia to support the roll-out of new services as it continues to expand its UK business.
Nortel will supply a range of high capacity multiplexers and compact access devices for delivery of services to customers and public telephones. Nortel will also be providing network planning support, environmental and stress equipment testing services at its UK research and development facilities.
Ron Patterson, group director of cable communications at Nortel, commented that Bell Cablemedia?s decision to make Nortel its main supplier for SDH systems would strengthen Notel?s position in the supply of telephony products to the UK cable industry.
Nortel has supplied products to Bell Cablemedia since 1993. The cable operator now uses Nortel?s DMS-100 switching systems, TN-1X, TN-4X and TN-16X SDH mutliplexers. This year it has also used Nortel?s Magellan Passport range of ATM switching systems for trials of interactive communications services.
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